Salma Hayek’s latest vacation snaps have left fans in awe, with many believing she’s “aging in reverse.”
The From Dusk Till Dawn actress took to Instagram on Monday, sharing a carousel of photos that showcased her age-defying appearance and toned figure as she kicked off the upcoming summer season.
In the stunning lime-green knotted two-piece, the 56-year-old was captured climbing up a ladder at the side of a boat after taking a refreshing dip in the ocean.
The sunset in the background added an extra sparkle to Hayek’s already glowing skin.
“Every time I need to feel renewed I jump into the ocean,” she captioned the post, receiving millions of likes and thousands of comments from fans who couldn’t believe her youthful looks.
“I swear to God, bro. This queen doesn’t age,” exclaimed one fan, while another described her as a “fine wine.” Yet another fan, who identified as a straight woman, confessed to having a crush on Hayek for 20 years, stating, “You’re aging in reverse.” Even fellow actresses and long-time friends Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington left comments under the snaps, garnering hundreds of likes themselves.
This is not the first time Hayek has caused a social media frenzy with her stunning photos. Back in January 2022, she went viral with a different bikini photo, captioned, “First #coffee of the first #monday of the first month of a brand new year,” amassing over 2.2 million likes. In the same year, during the summer, the Frida star posted two more snapshots that gave her fans a glimpse of her sun-soaked adventures.
Despite her undeniable beauty and success, Hayek has faced challenges in her career, including being typecast into sexy roles for a long time. In an interview with GQ in February, she opened up about her desire to explore other kinds of characters, particularly in comedy. “My entire life I wanted to do comedy and people wouldn’t give me comedies,” she revealed. “I couldn’t land a role until I met Adam Sandler, who put me in a comedy [2010’s Grown Ups], but I was in my forties!”
Hayek further shared that she faced restrictions due to her perceived sex appeal, stating, “They said, ‘You’re sexy, so you’re not allowed to have a sense of humor.’ Not only are you not allowed to be smart, but you were not allowed to be funny in the 90s.” Despite these challenges, Hayek has persevered and is now enjoying a diverse range of roles in different genres, defying the limitations that were placed on her in the past.
“I was sad at the time, but now here I am doing every genre, in a time in my life where they told me I would have expired—that the last 20 years I would have been out of business,” she added with a laugh. Hayek’s positive outlook and resilience in the face of adversity are evident in her words and actions, and she continues to inspire her fans with her talent, beauty, and unwavering spirit.
Salma Hayek’s latest vacation snaps have captured the attention and admiration of fans and fellow celebrities alike. Her timeless beauty and captivating presence continue to defy age and expectations, earning her praise as she shares glimpses of her life on social media. As she continues to break barriers and explore different roles in her career, Hayek remains an inspiration to many, proving that age is just a number and that one’s passion and talent can shine through at any stage of life.